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Ennahda's choice Jemli tapped to be Tunisia PM, faces big challenge


TUNIS A former junior minister faces the challenge of creating a ruling coalition in economically troubled Tunisia after the moderate Islamist Ennahda party, which took most seats in last month's election, tapped him as prime minister on Friday.

Tunisia's parliament picks moderate Islamist party leader as speaker

TUNIS Tunisia’s new parliament on Wednesday elected Rached Ghannouchi, leader of the moderate Islamist Ennahda party, as its speaker after the rival Heart of Tunisia party backed him, opening the way for a possible coalition government between them.

World, Nov 13 2019

Tunisia's moderate Islamist party may choose outside candidate as PM

TUNIS Tunisia's moderate Islamist Ennahda party may choose a candidate from outside its ranks to head government, two sources said on Friday, as it seeks consensus with other parties for a coalition.

World, Nov 08 2019

Tunisia's main parties refuse new government led by moderate Islamists

TUNIS Tunisia's main parties rejected a proposal on Thursday by the moderate Islamist party Ennahda to name a prime minister from its own ranks following its victory in last month's parliamentary elections.

World, Nov 07 2019

Tunisian TV channel owner arrested on corruption allegations

TUNIS The owner of a Tunisian private television channel that has been critical of the government was arrested on Tuesday on allegations of corruption, an official said, the latest move in a government campaign against corruption launched this month.

World, Nov 05 2019

Tunisia dismisses foreign, defense ministers: statement

TUNIS Tunisia President Kais Saied made his first major decision as head of state on Tuesday, approving the replacement of the foreign and defense ministers as the new parliament prepares for coalition talks.

World, Oct 29 2019

Political outsider Saied sworn in as Tunisia's president

TUNIS Kais Saied, a political outsider and retired law professor, was sworn in as Tunisian president on Wednesday after he won a landslide victory in this month's election.

World, Oct 23 2019

Despite Tunisia's vote for change, enduring miseries drive youth exodus

SFAX, Tunisia It only took 10 minutes for Fakher Hmidi to slip out of his house, past the cafes where unemployed men spend their days, and reach the creek through the mud flats where a small boat would ferry him to the migrant ship heading from Tunisia to Italy. | Video

World, Oct 18 2019

Hailing 'new revolution', political outsider Saied elected Tunisia's president

TUNIS Kais Saied, a political outsider who is backed by Islamists and leftist and wants to remake national politics, won a landslide victory in Tunisia's presidential election which he hailed as a "new revolution".

World, Oct 14 2019

Official results show Kais Saied won Tunisian presidential election

TUNIS Kais Saied won Sunday's presidential election in Tunisia, taking 72.71% of votes, the electoral commission said in a televised statement on Monday, giving its own official preliminary results.

World, Oct 14 2019